Tag Archives: Intentions

Verily actions are by Intention

A very detailed explanation of the hadeeth of intention from the tremendous work of Ibn Rajab. Below are translated excerpts from the beautiful work by Imaam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee (rahmatullah) entitled 'Jaami Al-Uloom wal Hikm' in which he has a detailed commentary on 50 ahaadeeth of the Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam). (Basically an-Nawawee's 42 ahaadeeth with 8 added on) The First Hadeeth Umar bin al-Khattaab relates that: "I heard the Messenger of Allah, (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), saying, "verily actions are by intentions, and for every person is what he intended. So the one whose hijrah was to Allah and His Messenger, then his hijrah Read more ...

The Aid of Allah is Tied to One’s Intentions

Salim ibn Abdullah radi Allahu `anhu (may Allah be pleased with him) wrote to Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz (ra) giving him the following advice: “Know that the aid of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) for His servants comes in relation to their intention. So whoever’s intention is complete, then the aid of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala for them will be complete. And the one whose intention is deficient, then the aid of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala for them will be less.” Salim (ra) was from the scholars of his generation and was writing to the leader of the believers at that time. He was reminding Umar, as a leader, that his intention was of prime importance. Read more ...